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Edward M.

121 Reviews
66 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Edward's Resident Pets

10 old

Edward's House

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Outdoor area

About Edward

My wife and I are animal lovers and will give 24 hour supervision. Our house has a large fenced in backyard. We are located 3 blocks from Central Michigan University with it's extensive walking paths that we utilize daily.
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Edward M.

121 Reviews
66 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Edward's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$28 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Edward's Home
$22 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$15 /hour
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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121 Reviews
Highly recommend Ed! He was very easy to work with and quick to respond. I will definitely book another stay with him in the future!
Ed was quick to respond, professional and easy to get in contact with. He exceeded our expectations and was amazing to work with.
Above and beyond my expectations! Sent pictures and updated us daily. I will never go anywhere else. This is not a kennel its a home with up close and personal care. If you want a worry free vacation and have your pet pampered, this is the place. Highly recommended!
My dog LOVED staying with Edward and his wife! From the moment we met to the time I picked my dog up I was always at ease knowing he was safe and well taken care of! Edward knows everything you need to know about taking care of dogs & I will definitely bring him back in the future
A great experience. Genuinely cares for dogs, and his experience/advice has helped make my dog better at home and at his. Book him!
Wonderful as was the first visit!
The whole process was very easy from the meet and greet to the actual stay for Daisy. This was a first stay away from home for Daisy with someone other than family. She was a bit anxious for sleeping purposes and Ed was able to handle her with loving care and Daisy came home just fine and acting like herself, albeit a bit tired. I would feel absolutely safe leaving Daisy with Ed again.
Another great stay with Ed!
Edward is absolutely amazing! He sent us pictures of our dog while we were away, which made us feel so much more at ease being able to see our fur baby!
He is the nicest, most knowledgeable and overall amazing dog person we have ever met.
Our dog always comes home exhausted because our pup makes so many friends and plays all day in the large, beautiful backyard while Ed sits out there with them. So rest assured your dog will have 100% supervision. His wife is also great with dogs too!

We have already used his services multiple times since we moved to Mt. Pleasant, and are definitely regulars whenever we go out of town!
Great experience and loved the yard and facilities. Edward was very patient and was also flexible with arrival and departure times since we were early in arriving and late picking up due to a delay at the program we were attending. Would definitely recommend Edward to other dog parents. He did provide immediate feedback on our dog and how he behaved too. Great facilities and host!
Sammi had a wonderful stay!! She was well taken care of. We will not hesitate to take her back!!
Had a great experience leaving our dog with Ed!
Great experience. Will bring my dog Oreo back next time I need dog sitter and am in the area. Ed is very personable and made me feel very comfortable leaving my dog with him. Nice big backyard to run around in. Thank you again Ed!!
Leaving Coco with Ed was the best decision I've ever made, as far as dog care. Ed was so easy to talk to and even when I told him that Coco sleeps, in the bed, with my husband and me, he offered to sleep on the couch so Coco could sleep beside him. I was able to enjoy my vacation without a worry. The first night we were gone, Ed sent me a picture of Coco with a text telling me how and what he was doing, and I was so grateful for that. We have him booked again, with Ed, for another three nights, and I can sincerely say that I won't be one bit hesitant about leaving him. I live in Flagstaff AZ and I'm hoping you have sitters out there that I will be able to use! Great site and I would highly recommend Ed for a worry free vacation!
My dog seemed very happy with his stay. First time we have ever boarded him and I felt very comfortable leaving him there. I won't hesitate to leave him there again.
Tux seemed very happy. I enjoyed getting a picture text of him daily. Edward was very nice and professional. He said the Tux slept right in bed with him at night and that he was allowed to sit and cuddle with him all day. Love that he was not caged up and got to spend time the same way he spends it at home.
It is comforting knowing my dog is in good hands when we are away. I enjoy getting pictures and videos of how she is doing. She is always exhausted when we pick her up from having so much fun!
My dog Tucker, spent the day and night with Ed and did very well. It is a nice, safe place to take your pets to as Ed does a wonderful job making them feel at home, and even allowed my dog to sleep with them as he does with us at home. There was another dog who was there for daycare, so he had someone to play with as well. He is only 10 minutes from the casino which made it very convenient. I would highly recommend Ed to anyone in the Mt. Pleasant area and will definitely use him again when we plan another trip to the casino. Thanks again, Ed!
This was great! Ed was very good with our animals, they received excellent care!
This was our first time with Edward and Dog Vac. Excellent care and we will definitely use again. Our dog Piper was well cared for, clean, happy, and loved. Thank you so much!
We took our 6 mth old golden to Ed's for the day, Quinn (the pup) was excited to see Ed and when I picked him up he had been walked and was very content. Will definitely return.
Our dog Riley loved staying with Ed! The photo updates put our minds at ease while we were on vacation. We would definitely recommend Ed to our friends in the area. Riley made a few new friends during her week stay and was worn out when we got home. Ed was very flexible with our drop off and pick up time even when our flight got in really early in the morning he knew it was important for us to see our dog as soon as possible.
Ed was extremely accommodating with Archie and Rose. We used him during our wedding weekend, which he went above and beyond by transporting the pups to and from the ceremony site so that they could be involved in the event. If ever in the area again and are looking for a sitter, we will definitely contact Ed, and refer him to local friends.
Ed did a great job with Sam! He made sure Sam got out for a long walk, as well as play time in the back yard. It was the first time leaving my dog away from home, and Ed made sure I was comfortable with the experience. I have already booked two more stays!
I will definitely call on them again. Their location was perfect, their communication was great and my dog was well taken care of. Will for sure call on them again
What a relief to find a dog-loving family to care for our furry boy. Dog Vaycay host Ed was friendly and helpful. We appreciated the meet and greet prior to our actual appointment as well.
our first experience with Ed and Dog Vacay was pleasant. They will be our first call next time we have a need.
Excellent as always! Rupert loves his second home!
This was the first overnight for my pup and I was a bit worried about how he would do. But Ed made the stay very stress free. I really appreciated Ed's flexibility as the decision to make a reservation was very last minute. We will definitely be back!!!
Our dogs seemed to have a good time with Ed. Really liked that he was flexible and easy to work with. He texted pictures of the dogs so we could see how they were doing. He never batted an eye when told one of the dogs was a Great Dane. Loved that someone was always home as our Beagle tends to get into trouble when left alone. We would use him again!
I was very satisfied with my first experience of using Ed. He worked with me to set a time that I could bring Macey over to meet him first and get acclimated to his place before I actually left her overnight. He was flexible with the drop off and pick up times also. He has a fenced in back yard for the dogs to play in and I appreciated the fact that Macey had playtime with the other dogs. He also asked questions about Macey to ensure that he was aware of any special needs or personality traits that he needed to be aware of to ensure that her visit and interactions with the other dogs went smoothly. I have already booked Macey's next overnight stay!
Edward was fantastic with my mini Aussie. He showed me around his property and allowed Marlow to get accustomed to the property before I dropped him off a few days later. I got regular updates via photos and videos which were wonderful. We will definitely book with Edward again!
Edward is easy to work with and has an excellent facility. He gave Lacey plenty of exercise. I plan to use again.
Ed was a marvelous host--friendly, kind and professional. We will definitely use his services again!
Can't say enough about the care Ed gives our dogs. We are so thankful to have found him! Our boys love going on vacation at Mac's Place!
Our Jewell's home away from home.
Ari's stay with Ed was great! We will definitely be going back!
One of the things we really appreciate is drop off and pick up. Ed makes sure those times are relaxed and calm. If he does have another dog at the same time, they are temporarily put up so it is not overwhelming and the dogs don't get too excited. This gets the visit off on the right foot.
3rd Visit and plenty more to come! I feel completely comfortable leaving my precious puppy in Edward M's care.
Always comfortable leaving our retriever with Ed, and appreciate his flexibility.
Rosie had a wonderful stay as there was another young Golden , also on vacation, there for here to play with...Ed said they got along wonderfully and he enjoyed watching them together...I recieved a picture of the two of them shortly after dropping her off...As usual, we felt very comfortable leaving her with Ed and his wife and will do so again when we need to go dogless
When I got the prompt to review Ed from Dogvacay, I thought, "should I bother?" I mean he's got over 75 five star reviews and still counting! But just in case anyone out there is still wondering how Ed does....he's excellent! The dogs come back relaxed and happy. He makes every effort to accommodate scheduling and last minute changes, and He's personable and pleasant to work with. The dogs love him, and their energy is positive and calm when they are with him. I guess the only thing you may have to worry about is....if your dog might start liking him and his lovely wife, better!
DogVacay made the reservation process easy and we could not have been happier with our dogs' stay with Edward. I would definitely book with him again!
nessie had a really nice time. i don't think she misses me that much when she goes to visit
Happy Dog, Happy family. Jewell loves to play and stay with Ed. Thank you
With Ed I'm very confident that my golden retriever will be well cared for and that his 'vacation' will not have been spent cooped up in a kennel.
Great experience. Felt confident our dog was being well cared for. Sent us a picture of her which the kids loved. Will definitely use again.
Great experience! He was very professional, took the time and care to exercise Zorro and I could tell he got a lot of attention over the weekend. The video update was also appreciated.
nessie made more friends that weekend
Ed was very nice. He sent us pictures and even a video that put our minds at ease. We really appreciated not worrying about the dogs while we were away!
They took great care of our small dog. Very clean, safe and dog friendly environment.
We were very pleased with Edward & Laura. Laura sent us pictures of Gracie and kept us updated on her stay. We would use them again and recommend them to others. Much better than boarding her in a kennel. Thanks again, Roy & Judy-Gracie too!
We appreciated Ed's desire to speak by phone prior to booking since we were unable to do a meet and greet beforehand due to the distance between us. On arrival, Laura welcomed us and Misty quickly settled in due to Laura's gentle nature. Laura carefully listened as we reviewed our written instructions.

The backyard is dog heaven, and it is clear to us that Misty received excellent care and attention while at Mac's Retreat. Ed sent us text updates with photos, and they were also flexible about drop-off and pick-up times, which we needed.

Thank you, Ed and Laura, for your fine service! We will remember you if our travels take us to your area again.
Ed was great and our two high energy boxers were pooped after their weekend stay over the holiday. Was always very easy to contact and answered all our questions and concerns. This will defiantly be our home away from home stay for our pups
This is the absolute best thing I could've stumbled upon for my little dog-child Rupert! He absolutely LOVES it there, gets to play with new friends, goes for walks, and even sleeps in the bed! I worry that one time he is not going to want to come home with me! Thank you Ed for keeping him so happy, and making me feel better about leaving him behind some days!!!
My dog must think that Ed is her uncle, she comes home with no adjustment period. ....Clean and roomy plenty of exercise, Thanks Ed.
Ed has such a passion for dogs. I felt very comfortable leaving our furbabies in his care while on vacation. They came home exhausted and slept most of the first day. I'm sure they had more attention and play time then they get at home (we both work full time). I highly recommend Ed for anyone looking for an alternative to a kennel.
Ed and Laura made me feel very comfortable leaving my Charlie with them for my week abroad this past spring break. They emailed me pictures showing me how much fun he was having. This was my first time leaving Charlie with someone other than family, and it was a very good experience. I plan on booking with Ed and laura again this summer!!
Ed and Laura seemed to be a very loving and welcoming couple to my 2 shelties. It was such a comfort to leave them in their lovely home with large backyard and no worries
While I am gone, I receive picture and video updates of Rupert playing. I love seeing him happy with people he has know on since he was a puppy. It is his home away from home! Rupert and I thank you again!
Ed was great! He sent me photos of Lucy while I was gone which made me feel better. Lucy lost her best friend in August so she has been stressed and I knew my absence would be tough on her. Ed clearly made her feel at home and took great care of her. I highly recommend him for the care of your four legged family member.
This is the first time I have ever left my dog with anyone other than family. I had such a great experience with them! Moose was very happy and was well taken care of! Got text updates and videos of how happy Moose was.Thank you so much for making my experience remember-able!!
Ed and his family were wonderful hosts, easy drop off and pickup! He was a tired dog so I know he received a lot of exercise during his visit. Thank you again for your help! I am sure we will be back to see you soon!
Another great stay. Our two pugs came back happy.
Ed is flexible and takes great care of my dog. Very comforting to know that he is in good hands when I'm out of town.
As always, Ed and Laura are simply amazing! Our pup, Bruno, absolutely LOVES spending time with them. We never worry about Bruno when we are away, as we know he is being taken care of!
This host was very accommodating as I had to change my reservation twice. He came out to greet me when I arrived. The home is in a nice neighborhood and has a good size fenced in back yard. This experience went well and Lucy was tired from playing with the resident dog. I am happy to recommend this host.
Rosie looked happy and rested from her over-nighter....never told us any problems....when she arrived for her visit, she seemed happy and made it easy for us to be on our way.....thanks again Ed and family
Rosie came home after her first overnite away....she was happy to see us but we could tell that she had a good time and had been active and tired out..a 7 mo. old retriever has lots of energy! will not have any qualms about leaving her again.
Thanks to Ed and his family
Great stay
Great trip for our puppy. she goes away happy and comes back happy and tired.
Hampton always has such a wonderful time! He's a really happy dog when we pull into their driveway. He may be 5 years old, but he still has a good bit of energy. The fenced in backyard and the walks are such great exercises for him. Hampton always comes home loved,happy and tired! Thanks for always being so accommodating and loving towards our baby!
After a day of play Lily came home with a smile on her face
As it always is. Well taken care of by good people.
This was our first experience with Ed and DogVacay, and was a very positive one. Their flexibility in pick/up and drop/off times was very helpfull, and their obvious love of dogs made me comfortable with leaving my best pal with them. It was really nice of Ed to send me an i-message picture of my Golden Retriever looking quite contented.
This was our first time using Mac's Dog Retreat. We needed a last minute reservation for our dog and Ed was great at accommodating us. We will definately call on Ed again when we are in the area.
Ed and Laura where great puppy sitters. I have never left my pups anywhere before. I felt completely comfortable leaving them there. Both pups went straight to sleep when we arrived home. I will definitely use them again next time I go out of town.
Lily came home tired and happy
Ebby loves her stays with Ed! She has the opportunity to play with other dogs and gets so much attention! Ed texted us pics of Ebby while we were gone. It is such a relief to know Ebby is in good hands when we can't have her with us.
nessie had a really good time. she looks forward to going back soon.
our dog came home happy and tired
Ed was absolutely fabulous in helping out with watching my puppy during my all day visit to CMU. He's easy to reach and was very accommodating to my schedule. Jagger seemed at ease with him and was a very tired puppy at the end of the day which made for a very pleasant 2 hour drive back home. Thank you and we look forward to our next visit soon!
We were completely comfortable leaving our Boston Terrier with Edward. The space and environment are wonderful for dogs and we could tell that our dog was well cared for. We will use this service again in the future.
Our little girl, Nessie, took to Ed right away, starting with the "Meet & Greet". The day we dropped her off she ignored us & went straight to the backyard with Ed in tow, much to the consternation of myself! However, her visit with Ed & his wife could not have gone better, at least for her (I worried all the time because it was the 1st time since we rescued her that she'd been away from us).We are totally satisfied with Ed & are planning to use him many times in the near future.
Edward and Laura were wonderful. Our dog Jewel came home happy and healthy.
Ed is truly a dog lover! Our Jewel came home happy and content. She especially like playing in the fenced back yard. Thanks and we will be back
good communications with the dog vacay,
Cookie had a great time with Edward! He took her on some really long walks (which she loves) and stayed up with her through a thunderstorm (she hates those). We really appreciate his attentiveness and wouldn't hesitate to leave Cookie with him again!
Nice meet and greet, showed great interest in dogs and my dog seemed calm in their company.
Edward and Laura were wonderful with my 14 week old puppy Rupert. They have a beautiful fenced in back yard with lots of grass for him to play in. They were very accommodating with a puppy schedule, and fed him 3 times a day, as well as letting him out more often than an older dog. he grew like a weed while we were gone. On arrival home he was relaxed, and just as happy go lucky as when i dropped him off. Thank you again! Rupert cannot wait to visit again!
Super accommodating. We needed to start our time out of town a night early, and Ed was able to accommodate last minute. The timing worked for both of us, and our pup was a priority as always!
Always at ease leaving our pup. He never looks back and sleeps well when he gets home :)
Happy pup = Happy mom
Our initial "interview" included a tour of the home, spacious backyard and details of the stay. Our pup was instantly comfortable and felt at home.
Great stay once again! Tail wags when we arrive and a happy pup when we pick him up. Ed graciously gives us flexibility for drop off and pick up times. Text messages and videos allow us to see how our pup is doing throughout his whole stay. He comes home smelling great(unlike a kennel) and tired from playing hard and going on long walks (which we don't have to pay extra for).
We couldn't ask for more!
Hampton had such a wonderful time here. He jumped right into playing in the backyard and didn't even notice that I left. Picking him up, he was wiped out, a sign that he got a lot of exercise and playtime. I loved that one day while I was gone, I even got a video text message of Hampton playing in the yard!
Definitely recommend.
It was certainly Very comforting to see the excited and happy reaction of our Labradoodle when we pulled into "Uncle Ed's" driveway!! This certainly is an indication of how much he enjoys going to his new 'home away from home' we definitely give him 5 stars...and would highly recommend him. He and his wife obviously love dogs.
Excellent hosts for our dog. We feel so fortunate to have this option and our dog always seems happy there. Infinitely better than the kennel.
Stanley just returned from his stay. He was very happy and tired. He made friends with other dogs that were also staying. Everything from the website, to communicating with Ed, to dropping/picking Stanley up went smoothly. We received videos during our vacation as well. He had been battling an ear infection and Ed had no problems giving him his medication. They have a lovely home and were great with Stanley. We are very happy we found them, and Stanley already has his next "vacation" booked next month!
Once again, I was extremely pleased with my experience with Ed and Laura. My dog Bruno absolutely loves spending time with them, so much so that he actually gets excited in the car when I turn onto their street! I know that he is extremely well cared for when I am away! I will definitely continue bringing Bruno to Ed and Laura and would recommend them to everyone!
Great stay! Edward sent us a video of our dog having a great time in the backyard. They were available when we needed to drop off and pick up. We'll be back the next time we are out of town!
I had a great experience with Ed and Laura! I left my puppy there for a night, (it was my first time leaving her) but I knew she was in good hands, and that was such a relief! I am so happy I stumbled upon this site and will definitely get ahold of them again!!
First time using DogVacay, and it was easy as pie. Our high energy dog came home tired and happy! Thank you so much, Ed!
Ed was wonderful with Bentley. We did a meet and greet previous to Bentley staying there. Ed made sure Bentley felt comfortable with them in addition to fitting in with the other dogs in his care. He was very flexible with drop off and pick up times. Even though Bentley was only there for a short time, I felt like he overcome some of his shyness and developed a bound with Ed and his family. I hope to use them again in the future. I would highly recommend him to others.
Our dog, Faith, had a wonderful week at Edward's! She was given the care and attention that she gets at home. During the week. we received a video and a picture of Faith. We will definitely be using Edward's Dog Vacay again.
We were extremely pleased with our dog's stay with Edward and his wife! They were thoughtful enough to send us video updates throughout our vacation which eased our minds. We will definitely be using their services again in the future!
Wonderful dog sitter! Ed and his wife were awesome. They had a nice yard and a nice house, and seemed to really love dogs. They had pictures of their "regulars" on the fridge. My puppy had a great day and was taking a nap from being tired out from playing all day when I picked her up.
On short notice we called Edward because my wife and I while on vacation wanted some time to ourselves without Bailey, our Golden Doodle. He had a great time, lots of attention, and a long walk. When we went to pick him up I wasn't sure if we wanted to go with us or stay there. First class treatment for the dog from first class people. I highly recommend them!
Great Host!!
I had such an amazing experience with Edward and Laura. They took amazing care of my little Bruno, even going as far as sending me pictures of him while I was out of town! He was very comfortable with them and they made sure he got so much exercise ... taking him for multiple walks everyday! I will definitely be utilizing their services again. I felt very comfortable leaving Bruno in their care! And Bruno LOVED them!
Ed was very flexible with drop off and pick up times. My pup has a lot of energy and when we loaded up for our long trip home he was asleep quickly, I can only assume he received lots of exercise while staying with Ed and his family. I received several pictures and even a video while I was out of town.
Edward was great with Casey. She is an old dog with health problems and Ed was very gentle and patient with her even when she got pretty grumpy the first day. I could not have asked for a better, quiet, comfortable place for Casey to stay while we were away. He also sent numerous pictures and notes to me to let me know Casey was doing ok.
Dogs came back happy and seemed to enjoy themselves. The couple, house and yard were very nice and we were much happier to use them instead of a kennel.
Dog came home very happy!
Ed was very warm and friendly. He had a great area for my dog to play and romp in safely. She very much enjoys laying in the sun and with Ed's fenced yard it provided a great experience.

When I picked her up she was happy but content enough to enjoy her chew for another moment before coming to me to be taken home.
Mac's was very flexible and friendly. They clearly spent a lot of time with my dog because I have a very energetic dog and he came home with me happy and tired, which is perfect! Thanks!
Very flexible to help us out! Thank you so much! :)
They took excellent care of our dog!
Our dog, Ebby, thoroughly enjoyed her stay with Ed and Laura. They gave her lots of exercise and loving care. They even washed her food and water dishes before returning them! I know they treated Ebby as if she were their own dog, and I will definitely be using and recommending them in the future.
I'd rate my experience as a 5. This was the first time using this service, and Ed and his family went out of the way to make me feel comfortable leaving my 7.5 mo. puppy with them. I'll definitely be leaving Millie with them next time I go out of town.
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